The Mary-Penn is a farm house from 1743 that is split in two by the mason dixon line. In 2008 Bea and David Waybright opened the Mary–Penn Bed and Breakfast after renovations to enhance the comfort of its guests. The house consists of three bedrooms upstairs — two in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania, which has access to a smaller room with a single bed.A newly remodeled bathroom includes a whirlpool tub with shower.The first floor features a charming parlor, breakfast room (perfect for family-style dining), kitchen, bed room and a full bath and a large family room added in 1990 that overlooks Marsh Creek. A basement with a large, stone fireplace on the Maryland side is used as a sitting room and game room and has access to the outdoors. The house itself is situated on the back 200 acres of the 900-acre Waybright family farm at the end of a one mile lane. Don’t forget to take a walk and see the two mason Dixon line mile markers.
5 on August 20, 2014
My dad and I took a father-son trip to Gettysburg. We absolutely loved the Mary-Penn B&B. First of all, it is extremely cool how historic the building is. It's a farmhouse built in 1740 with the second floor put on using bricks thrown off as ballast in Baltimore Harbor in 1793. It's in an absolutely lovely setting (surrounded by 900 acres of farm) away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Bea and David are extremely nice and were wonderful hosts to us. (David even drove us to see an original marker laid by Mason and Dixon in the 1700s not far from the property. The breakfasts were huge and delicious (and this is coming from a big eater). We stayed in the William Penn room which was really nice and great for us because there was an annex with a twin bed that I slept in. I was a little concerned the inn would be too far out of town, but it's not. It's close and the setting is so lovely and private it's worth the extra short drive. (Also, downtown Gettysburg is a little overrun with fudge shops and haunted tours for my tastes.)
5 on August 13, 2014
We had a great stay.We were treated like family the minute we walked into the door.Its the personality of Bea and her family that takes this B&B to the top of my list.All the rooms were perfect and there is a room for every different need. The grounds are amazing and the breakfast was to die for.Thank You Bea,David,&Aubre We will come again, George Hoffman
5 on August 10, 2014
We have been to many B&Bs ,all over the east coast...this is by far the best,in every aspect! We consider the owners part of our extended family as of this stay :) Bea is a phenomenal hostess,and her family is just as awesome! Was discussing return plans upon leaving ! I highly recommend this location! So serene and peaceful.And yummy too.
5 on June 03, 2014
We were in the area for a wedding at The Links at Gettysburg. We were looking for a quiet, out-of-the-way place to stay. We found it! About a mile off the main road up a dirt road sat this beautiful, old, fully restored home. Bea greeted us as we pulled up like we were old friends there for a visit. It was the first time we met! She gave us a tour of the house and explained all the history behind it. The place is immaculate and was like going back in time. The next morning I took my cup of coffee outside and sat by the creek. A perfect setting! Bea made us breakfast and Dave joined us for what felt like a family gathering. My wife and I can't say enough good things about this B & B or our hosts! Thank you so much and we'll be seeing you again. Bob & Kim Graffin. New Freedom, PA.
5 on May 27, 2014
This home is beautiful beyond words and loaded with so much history! The inn is clean and the decoration is amazing! If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind this is the place to come. Bea and Dave are amazing innkeepers. You feel like your at home from the moment you walk through the door. Thank you Bea & Dave!!!!
5 on April 02, 2014
Before arriving I spoke with Bea on the phone 3 or 4 times and already felt as though I knew her. We just loved Bea and David. They are genuinely warm, friendly, and a delight to be around. Friends of ours gifted us a night in this historic home. We are so thankful that they did. The home was immaculate and the restoration of this 270 year old home includes modern amenities while maintaining historical integrity. We were welcomed with freshly baked brownies and sugar cookies. Wine, cheese, and crackers were available to us in addition to other snacks and beverages. We enjoyed walking the grounds and spending time in the family room. The breakfasts were a treat, and we enjoyed meeting other guests as well as chatting with Bea and her husband David. It rained most of the weekend, but it did not dampen the visit. We came home rested and refreshed. We are grateful to have met David and Bea whom we now consider friends. Tim and Ora - Lewisburg, PA
5 on December 08, 2013
We thought out visit to Gettysburg was going to be a disaster, due to the Government shutdown, but Mrs. Bee made it a visit that we'll remember for always. We've been to Gettysburg many times, but this was our first stay at a B&B. There were four of us who went, including me, my wife and two children. My children are without grandmothers, and Mrs. Bee made them feel right at home and she was more than happy to take on that grandmotherly like role with my children. It's been three months since our visit and they're still talking about and it and can't wait to go back next year. The house is spotless and full of history. If you want your trip to the Gettysburg area to be a memorable one, be sure to pick up the phone and call. You won't get any silly automated services here, you'll get 100% down home goodness!
5 on November 13, 2013
My daughter found the Mary-Penn two years ago when she spent Thanksgiving in Gettysburg. When it turned out this inn was located very close to where my immigrant ancestor had a farm, she and I booked a night there to do some family history research. This is a gorgeous, immaculately kept abode. The rooms are large and comfortable and every amenity is provided. The innkeeper lives off-site, so we had wonderful privacy in the quiet of the countryside, by the rippling Rock Creek. The innkeeper provided a homecooked breakfast the next morning and was well-versed in the history of the area, as her husband's family has lived there for several generations. We hope to organize some sort of family reunion and stay here again. Highly recommended.
5 on November 06, 2013
You must experience the Mary Penn in your lifetime. It is one of the rare places that can still truly take you back in time- from the actual place to the kindness you find in a family. As you can see from the pictures the house and land are immaculately kept. The gravel mile-long driveway makes it feel wrong to be in a car, it should be horse and carriage. Bea has a glow to her that makes you feel really good, like you're supposed to be there. The history is mind blowing, as are her gingerbread cookies and homemade bread/breakfasts. There is just something about this place...don't miss it.
5 on September 29, 2013
What a fabulous place in Gettysburg but, away from all the hustle and bustle of downtown. We spent the weekend in the John McKinley room (downstairs). My husband and I were so glad to have a room downstairs so we didn't have to haul our suitcase up any stairs. We were on a 2 week business trip! It was so fun to stay here and meet Bea and David and their family! We came as strangers and left as part of the family!! The house has so much history and a wonderful story behind the preservation of it!! Bea is a wonderful hostess- anything we wanted, she was more than willing to get for us! Breakfast each morning was really extraordinary at whatever time suited us. We really didn't want to leave the B&B to do the touristy things in Gettysburg (even though we did). It was so beautiful and serene here on the property. I was so glad to have found this B&B on this website at the last minute!! Keep up all the wonderful work, Bea!!! Thanks for a lovely weekend!
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Close to Washington D.C, Philadelphia & Baltimore, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery
Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals
Bea & David Waybright
Family Style Breakfast